COACH Olsen Racela wasn’t too dismayed with FEUs’ lethargic start as Ron Dennison and other players who were feeling under the weather still delivered.
Ron Dennison, Axel Inigo and Prince Orizu struggled but still strived to deliver and the Tamaraws went on to beat the winless University of Sto. Tomas Tigers.
Dennison, who had fever, had 15 points, four rebounds and two steals.
"Ron, thanks for playing," said FEU coach Olsen Racela to Dennison following the postgame interview.
Inigo had six points, four of which coming in the 14-0 FEU run in the fourth, while also contributing five rebounds, four assists and two steals.
"Nung first half namin, sobrang lamya namin naglaro kaya di kami makakuha ng mga magandang output. Sabi ni coach nung second half, urgency sa offense and defense kaya nakahabol kami," said Dennison.
Arvin Tolentino admitted FEU started out flat because they were unable to control the boards with Orizu not feeling well.
Orizu wound up with five points and four rebounds.
"'Yung first half namin, flat kasi na-miss namin presence ni Prince kasi may sakit siya. Pero nung second half, nag-step up naman kaming mga bigs. Nung na-control namin 'yung mga rebounds, doon kami nagkaroon ng run," said Tolentino.